Understanding the Bible 02: Sin in the Garden of Eden


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02_raphael_adameveCentral to the biblical story is the conviction that something has gone terribly wrong.  The world as we experience it is not the world as God intended.

In this episode we turn to the biblical explanation why – how humanity moved from the Garden of Eden to a cosmos in which “thorns and thistles” are part of our daily reality.

This story of “the Fall” is told  in highly symbolic language and revolves largely around two trees:  The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  By understanding these images, we come to a much clearer understanding of both biblical theology and basic plot of the Bible.  Along the way we will construct a basic definition of sin and get glimpse at what “salvation” will require.